Take Care Of Your Car Battery

There’s no worse feeling than getting in your vehicle after a long day, turning the key and hearing that sound. Ensure you never get put in that situation by learning the signs that your battery needs replacing. Then, let the expert technicians at Land Rover Roaring Fork get your vehicle running smoothly again.

Caring For Your Battery

Most car batteries last around 4 years, depending on the type of battery you buy. Cheap batteries will not last as long as premium ones. So, like most things, you get what you pay for. There are other ways to extend the life of your battery, though.

The first step is to clean the terminals. Terminal corrosion is caused when hydrogen gas in the acid in the battery is released and it mixes with ambient particles. If the corrosion is taking place on the negative terminal (black), your battery is probably undercharging. And, the reverse would be true for the positive (red) terminal.

Cleaning is an easy process that anyone can do. First, remove the cables from the terminals. Then, mix 1 cup of very hot water with 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Using an old toothbrush, dip it into the mixture and scrub the corrosion on the terminals and connectors.

This is also a good time to check to see if there’s any damage on the battery itself. Check for these signs to see if you need to replace it.

  • 1. Trouble Starting Your Vehicle
  • 2. Check Engine Light Is On And/Or The Battery Icon Is On.
  • 3. Battery Fluids Are Low.
  • 4. Battery Case Is Bloated And/Or Swollen.
  • 5. Visible Leak From Battery Case.
  • 6. Battery Is 4 Years Old Or Older.

Importance Of Proper Battery Care

While they can look unassuming, car batteries can be extremely dangerous if left uncared for. The acid itself is harmful and can damage parts of the engine around it if a leak or cut occurs. Car batteries have the very real possibility of exploding if proper procedure is not followed, like improperly jumping a dead battery, or if a damaged or old battery is not replaced.

So why leave any of that to chance? Land Rover Roaring Fork is staffed by service professionals who are here to help keep your car in the best shape possible. Bring your vehicle in for regular servicing and you can drive with peace of mind.

Visit Land Rover Roaring Fork Today

Don’t put it off any longer. Stop by for a battery test today at Land Rover Roaring Fork and drive confidently.

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